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Why order this Silver 1882-S Jesse James Morgan Dollar?
Collectors who are interested in the history of the American west will appreciate this 1882-S Jesse James Silver Morgan Dollar. Jesse James remains one of the most famous outlaws in American history. James was killed by Robert Ford, one of his trusted associates, in 1882. This is the same year in which this coin was struck at the San Francisco Mint, as represented by the "S" Mint mark. This coin, which was struck from .900 fine silver, comes encased with an insert showing a photograph of Jesse James and one of the posters that bore a reward for him.
Iconic liberty design by George T. Morgan
The obverse of the coin bears George T. Morgan's famous Liberty design. Morgan modeled Liberty after Anna Willess Williams. He shows her with long, curly hair that is partially covered by a Phrygian cap, as well as a crown of wheat and cotton. The portrait departed from tradition because of the use of an American, rather than a Greek, figure for Liberty. "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one) and the date, "1882," are inscribed along the rim, while thirteen stars fill the remaining space.
On the reverse, an eagle has its wings spread upward as it grasps arrows, symbols of military readiness, and an olive branch, a symbol of peace. Between its wings is the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST." A laurel wreath arches under the bird.
Don't miss your chance to own this 1882-S Jesse James Morgan Silver Dollar.
|Year of Issue:||1882|
|Weight in Grams:||24.055 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.7734 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Liberty facing left flanked by stars|
|Reverse Design:||Eagle clasping arrows and olive branch within half wreath|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||George T. Morgan|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||George T. Morgan|